Oak Island is located in North Carolina and, according to reviews, is a fairly uncrowded beach. Dogs are welcome on the beach but they must remain on their leashes. With 10 miles of beach to explore, there’s no shortage of things to do.
This gorgeous, sandy beach runs along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and faces south. The surf rolls in and out gently, and the beautiful beach attracts visitors for a variety of reasons. There is a pier for fishing, a marina for watersports, and so much more. Restrooms and showers are available at the cabana on the beach, and there is also an ice cream parlor and mini golf close by.
The beach is known for being very family-friendly, and that includes your dog. As mentioned, dogs are allowed on the beach if they are leashed. While there are no other listed rules, to have an enjoyable trip without issues, it’s important to always follow a few etiquette rules while visiting any beach.
It’s inevitable that your pooch will need a potty break. So, if they poop, be sure that you have plenty of bags and that you clean up after your dog. Also, if your dog doesn’t like other dogs or people, keep them close to you and don’t let them bother anyone or get themselves into trouble.
In addition, for a safe and less stressful time, bring your pooch plenty of clean, fresh water and food to enjoy. There’s no guarantee you’ll be able to find somewhere that sells dog food close by. It’s also always fun to bring your dog a favorite toy or even a towel to dry them off after a day of playing on the beach.
Oak Island is a great destination for your whole family (furry family members included.) Next time you’re in the area, check it out.